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Six Finalists Announced for the Baltimore Ravens Innovation Challenge at Light City

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Artsand theBaltimore Ravensare pleased to announce the six Baltimore-based startup finalists who will compete for a year-long marketing package from the Baltimore Ravens during the Baltimore Ravens Innovation Challenge at Light City. The finalists are:

  • **DinnerTime**: DinnerTime's highly personalized, 'sale-smart' meal planning and shopping web app helps busy families save time and money, reduce stress, and eat healthier automatically.
  • **Fixt**: On-demand mobile device repair with the click of a button that makes repairs easier, cheaper and more reliable. 
  • **Hungry Harvest**:Produce delivery company working with local farms and wholesalers to recover their surplus produce and deliver it to subscribers every week at a discounted price.
  • **Loople**: Loople provides user-verified information in real time about what all of the bars and restaurants around them are like, from drink specials and live music to pool tables and bar games.
  • **Treason Toting Company**: Treason Toting Company designs and manufactures soft travel accessories in Baltimore, MD such as backpacks, tote bags, duffle bags and weekenders made from canvas and leather.
  • **Waxing Kara**: Waxing Kara's mission is to craft beautiful and functional handmade goods in a sustainable way using natural ingredients such as honey and wax that depend on bees.

The Baltimore Ravens Innovation Challenge at Light Cityis a live pitch competition taking place during SocialLab@LightCityon Thursday, April 6, 2017 from 6-8pm at the IMET Columbus Center (701 E. Pratt Street). The event is free and open to the public. SocialLab is one of the Labs@LightCity, the festival's six daytime innovation conferences focused on sparking social change.

The six finalists above will pitch to a live audience of attendees and a panel of judges featuring investors, Baltimore Ravens personnel and members of the startup and innovation communities.  The winning company will receive a one year in-stadium marketing and advertising package from the Baltimore Ravens with an approximate value of $200,000. The package includes LED Signage at M&T Bank Stadium, digital advertisements on the Ravens' website, print advertising in the Ravens Yearbook and Ravens Gameday publications and exposure at RavensWalk, Ravens Training Camp and the Ravens Flock Festival. Once selected, the winning company will work directly with the Baltimore Ravens to execute the sponsorship.

Labs@LightCity is a six-day innovation conference that brings together local and national innovators and thought leaders across six key industries during Light City on April 3-April 8, 2017. For a limited time, Labs@LightCity ticket prices are reduced to $99 per ticket until Monday, March 27, 2017. To purchase discounted tickets, visit and enter the code "LUCKY99" at checkout.

Light City 2017 takes place Friday, March 31 through Saturday, April 8, 2017.  Light City is a free festival that transforms Baltimore with large-scale light installations, performances, music and innovation. Central to Light City is the 1.5-mile BGE Light Art Walk along Baltimore's Inner Harbor, featuring more than 50 attractions including illuminated sculptures, projections, interactive technologies, performances, concerts, food and beverage vendors and a children's area. Light City is open from 7pm-11pm on weeknights and from 7pm until midnight on the weekends.

For more information on Light City or Labs@LightCity, call 410-752-8632 or visit  Stay connected via Facebook: Light City Baltimore, Twitter: @LightCityBmore and Instagram: @LightCityBmore by using the hashtag #LightCity.

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